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Rock 'n' Roll Call: The Coup - Sorry To Bother You

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Sorry to Bother You

Those three hip-hop rockers in The Coup (with a silent "p") has a new one - that would be "Sorry To Bother You" and it's on Anti Records. Out of Oakland with 20 years experience, these guys are heavily political as they should be. What does the bumper sticker say? "If you're not outraged then you're not paying attention." These guys now backed up by a full-on rock band, stick it to the Man in his many malevolent manifestations - politics, economics, police brutality, the oligarchy, the 1% and all that. Self-described now and again as communists - evidently, they're an offshoot of the classless society - these guys likes money and are making plenty of it.


Rock 'n' Roll Call: Beth Orton - Sugaring Season

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Sugaring Season

Greg Germann most convincingly played the irritating and greedy lawyer Richard Fish in "Ally McBeal." Fish had a most effective device, a safety precaution in his high dollar penthouse for just that moment when a woman shrugged then breathlessly sighed those four words men never want to hear, "We have to talk." In Fish's apartment, whenever his current date uttered those words, sirens and alarms went off automatically. With the exception of the hauntingly beautiful "Mystery" and the rock lite "Call Me The Breeze," Orton is playing We Have to Talk music on her first new one is a while, "Sugaring Season" on Anti Records.


Rock 'n' Roll Call: Kelly Hogan - I Like To Keep Myself in Pain

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Kelly Hogan is back - her latest is "I Like To Keep Myself in Pain" and it's on Anti Records.

I Like To Keep Myself in Pain

Way back in the days of vinyl, she was the voice of the Jody Grind and the Rock-A-Teens, has put out a few solo albums but lately is a member of Neko Case's band. Great country voice and a laid back cry-in-your-beer vibe as the title tune is further proof - if any still be necessary - that bad love does indeed, make for good songs. This distaff take on Frank Sinatra, "Daddy's Little Girl" is oddly compelling among other keepers, so how come this lady ain't rich?


Kelly Hogan - Plant White Roses by antirecords

Rock 'n' Roll Call: Joe Henry - Reverie

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Reverie

Joe Henry's lucky 13th album is called "Reverie" and it's on Anti Records, one of Epitaph's aliases. Jazzy, spacey - piano-y - with Henry getting all arty and into it most convincingly on songs such as "Piano Furnace." It mostly minimalist and often mesmerizing in its spare simplicity. No barrel of laughs, so we're talking reverie-not here, but Henry is a soulful crooner, sort of a rough-edged Harry Connick meets John Hiatt after a few belts of bourbon.

Joe Henry - Odetta by antirecords
  Joe Henry - Sticks & Stones by antirecords
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